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The global demand for PC gaming grew approximately 19% percent in 2010
PC gaming market reached a record $16.2 billion dollars in gross revenue last year. So, PC gaming is certainly healthy.

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One thing for sure, PC games are what drive the gaming hardware industry towards evolution.

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Microsoft, Nvidia and ATI certainly pushing forward with that.
Kevin Gee of Microsoft’s Advanced Technology said Microsoft still sees Windows 7 as a major gaming platform and
PC sales in 2010 increased by nearly 14%, to 346 million units...Steam Hardware Survey now shows that 34% of Steam users are using Windows 7 64-bit, so 64-bit penetration and growth is quite high. More interesting, DX10-capable hardware now comprises the majority of GPUs installed, at 56%...The talk progressed into some details of DirectX 11, most notably the increased color precision available in DX11-capable GPUs. Graphics processors from both Nvidia and AMD are capable of rendering and scanning out 10-bit video, and monitors are arriving capable of supporting 10-bit color through digital inputs like DisplayPort. Gee also talked about Shader Model 5 sub-pixel sampling modes, which can substantially improve image quality
Windows Gaming Update : Game Developers Conference 2011: Day 1


Also, thanks to DICE for pushing it even further! Excluding DX 9 for Battlefield 3 = win

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post #2 of 7
Great info! Of course, this isn't exactly what members here want to read....cause it's good news. Lets talk about Crysis 2 some more or PC gaming in decline, you surely would have had a response to this thread with in the minute. lol
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post #3 of 7
lol you totally ripped off that guy's post.

Either way, great news!
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Great info, +Rep.
    
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lol you totally ripped off that guy's post.

Either way, great news!
There's a link in the OP so whatever copy paste ftw ^^ PC gaming ftw
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I find it funny how there was another thread that had numbers the opposite of this that I saw yesterday. I am totally going to believe this one though!!!
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post #7 of 7
Haha, it makes sense though, console gaming died last year to be fair.
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